Episode 3 – Why reality shows conquered TV, how foreign cars conquered the US market, and how hamburgers helped Russian women conquer the World Cup

Episode 3 – Why reality shows conquered TV, how foreign cars conquered the US market, and how hamburgers helped Russian women conquer the World Cup

In which Ray and Lawrence examine their own failure to communicate through game shows and Hyundai’s Super Bowl triumph, as well as editing fails on Married at First Sight (as if the unedited bits weren’t bad enough!). We uncover Russia’s plot, years before their current invasion, to build their national soccer team by sleeping with the enemy. We also speak with the godfather of reality TV research, Graeme Turner, and try to uncover why so many people like to watch ‘ordinary people’.  

An unedited scene from this episode’s recording session

Interview links

Graeme Turner – our first guest to have his own Wikipedia page!

Graeme’s Amazon Author Page

Graeme’s scholarly output

The Good, The Bad & The Hilarious links

Ray’s appearance on The Chase Australia

Hyundai Genesis case study from Lawrence’s Principles of Integrated Marketing Communications

MAFS editing fails

Russian Burger King’s World Cup gaffe

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